On This Day

What Happened on October 13, 1964

Historical Events

  • At Plesman airport, Curacao, 125.5 mm rainfalls (record)
  • Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser wins her third consecutive Olympic 100m freestyle gold medal at the Tokyo Games; Olympic record 59.05s
  • Soviet spacecraft Voskhod 1 successfully returns to earth with record three crew
  • US sweeps medals in the men's 200m backstroke at the Tokyo Olympics; Jed Graef swims world record 2:10.3 to win gold ahead of teammates Gary Dilley and Bob Bennett

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Gwynn, American baseball outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Christopher Judge, American-Canadian actor (Stargate SG-1), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Niè Hǎishèng, Chinese military pilot and CNSA astronaut, born in Zaoyang, Hubei, China
1964 Highlights

About October 13, 1964

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra